08-21-2019, 09:41 PM
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Clockwise, from upper left:
  • Omega 10048 boar - my first 'real' shave brush
  • Artisania Romera Manchurian Badger - a gift from a fellow shaver
  • Wilkinson Sword badger - found in a Spanish supermarked
  • Vie-Long 13051M unbleached tan horse - 65% tail and good scritch
  • Vie-Long 14033 mixed horse and badger - softer than my other horses
  • Vie-Long 12705B unbleched pale horse - 55% tail as far as I recall
  • Semogue "TSN 2012 Limited Edition" mixed boar-badger brush - my first LE brush

So what brushes are in your rotation?

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 08-22-2019, 12:50 AM
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Got a new addition yesterday TSN 2019 LE
5 Doug Korns custom badgers
Simpsons Case 1, 
Simpson's Wee Scot
Semogue mixed boar, badger
Omega boar
Omega mixed boar, badger
Muhle Synthetic
Yaqi synthetic
Vie Long horse
no name synthetic
no name horse

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 08-22-2019, 04:24 AM
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I like your horses, Hans.   Biggrin  I've been eyeing vie-long's white ones myself.

Here is my current, humble, rotation (front to back):
Synthetics: LMDB (Plisson) Red, Mühle Classic XL, Vie-long 15312.
Horse: Vie-long 12705, Zenith "Extra Soft" Olive Wood, Epsilon 26mm.
Boar: Omega 11126.

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I'll add that I don't have them in a strict rotation, I pick one from these depending on soap and mood.

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 08-22-2019, 09:08 AM
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Steve: Lovely brushes. There isn't enough love for horse hair brushes in my opinion - it's possible that the anthrax scare a century ago still reverberates.

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 08-22-2019, 12:38 PM
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(08-22-2019, 09:08 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Steve: Lovely brushes. There isn't enough love for horse hair brushes in my opinion - it's possible that the anthrax scare a century ago still reverberates.

Perhaps. Also there's much talk about bad smell and tangled hairs: neither of which I have experienced myself, not even when I have been intentionally rough on my cheapest one (much circular movements, scrubbing etc) to see if I could make it happen. I've had no problems. I am of course not saying that these problems are made up, obviously some people have them, but there must be more to it because I've been spared any annoyances.

Since you enjoy horse brushes, I recommend you to consider the new Zentih "Extra Soft" line (their new horses are available in regular and extra soft). The one I have is really soft and less of the "prickly" horse feeling if you know what I mean, although it also does have a bit less backbone. Available with resin and olive wood handles.

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 08-22-2019, 07:20 PM
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Thank you Steve, I'll look into those Smile

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